Former Love Island Star Chris Hughes Criticized for Inappropriate Comment to Female Cricket Player

Former Love Island Star Chris Hughes Criticized for Inappropriate Comment to Female Cricket Player

Former Love Island star Chris Hughes, who now works as a sports presenter, faced criticism from the BBC for making an inappropriate comment to Australian all-rounder Maitlan Brown during a pitch-side interview at The Hundred event.


The incident occurred after Brown’s team, Southern Braves, won against Trent Rockets.

Hughes, 26, made a comment about Brown’s movie outing with her teammates, which the BBC found unacceptable.

Inappropriate Comment During the BBC Two Interview:

During the BBC Two pitch-side interview, Maitlan Brown mentioned that she and her teammates had seen the Barbie movie together, describing it as a great team-bonding experience and stating that their group cohesion was excellent.

In response, Chris Hughes made a comment that raised eyebrows, telling Brown that she resembled a “little Barbie” with her blue eyes.


Brown chuckled at the remark, to which Hughes added that she was “blushing now.”

BBC’s Response:

After the interview, a BBC spokesperson addressed the situation, expressing their concern over the remark made by Chris Hughes.

The BBC stated that they had spoken to Hughes, and made it clear that his comment was considered inappropriate and not in line with their professional standards.

Backgrounds of Chris Hughes and Maitlan Brown:

Chris Hughes gained initial fame from his participation in the popular reality show Love Island on ITV2.

Since then, he has transitioned into sports presenting, including his work covering The Hundred event.


On the other hand, Maitlan Brown is an accomplished Australian cricketer who has represented several domestic teams in Australia and has even received call-ups to the full Australia squad.


The incident involving Chris Hughes’ inappropriate comment to Maitlan Brown during the BBC Two interview has raised concerns about gender sensitivity and professionalism in sports journalism.The BBC’s response serves as a reminder of the importance of maintaining respectful communication while conducting interviews, regardless of the context or subject matter.

Both Chris Hughes and Maitlan Brown’s experiences in the entertainment and sports industry highlight the need for awareness and education on appropriate conduct when engaging with athletes and individuals in public roles.


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